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Profile of Adult Day Care Services & Patients

As part of its ongoing National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, the National Center for Health Statistics has recently released its findings on adult day care services. Here are some highlights:

  • There were 4800 adult day services centers in the US in 2012, serving 272,300 participants daily.
  • The proportion of for-profit centers has grown from 27% in 2010 to 40% in 2012.
  • 41% of centers are chain-affiliated.
  • Nearly all centers offered daily transportation for participants, and more than half provided skilled nursing, therapeutic, and social work services.
  • While the majority of day care participants were over age 65, 37% were younger.
  • Nearly a third of participants had Alzheimer’s or other dementias, a quarter had a developmental disability, and another quarter had depression.
  • Just 6% of day care participants made an ER visit in the previous 90 days, while a similar percentage had had a hospital discharge.

Sources:

Dwyer LL and others. Differences in adult day services center characteristics by center ownership: United States, 2012. NCHS [National Center for Health Statistics] Data Brief, no. 165, Sept. 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db165.htm

Dwyer LL and others. Differences in adult day services center participant characteristics by center ownership: United States, 2012. NCHS [National Center for Health Statistics] Data Brief, no. 164, Sept. 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db164.htm

2012 National study of long-term care providers: state web tables for adult day services centers component [description]. National Center for Health Statistics, accessed Sept. 11, 2014 at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/2012_state_web_tables_description.pdf

State estimates for NCHS Data Brief no. 165. National Center for Health Statistics, accessed Sept. 11, 2014 at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/State_estimates_for_NCHS_Data_Brief_165.pdf#table1

State estimates for NCHS Data Brief no. 164. National Center for Health Statistics, accessed Sept. 11, 2014 at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/State_estimates_for_NCHS_Data_Brief_164.pdf#table1

Related sources:

National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)

MetLife national study of adult day services, providing support to individuals and their family caregivers. MetLife Mature Market Institute, Oct. 2010. https://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/2010/mmi-adult-day-services.pdf

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